|Published:||1 July, 2018|
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‘Drawing on hundreds of interviews and on-the-ground reporting in a half-dozen countries, Mr. Bensinger has written a gripping white-collar crime thriller that, in its scope and human drama, ranks with some of the best investigative business books of the past 30 years.’ – Wall Street JournalThe story of FIFA's fall from grace has it all: power, betrayal, revenge, sports stars, hustlers, corruption, sex and phenomenal quantities of money, all set against exotic locales stretching from Caribbean beaches to the formal staterooms of the Kremlin and the sun-blasted streets of Doha, Qatar.In Red Card, investigative journalist Ken Bensinger takes a journey to FIFA's dark heart. He introduces the flamboyant villains of the piece - the FIFA kingpins who flaunted their wealth in private jets and New York's grandest skyscrapers - and the dogged team of American FBI and IRS agents, headed by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who finally brought them to book. Providing fresh insights on a scandal which has gripped the world, he shows how greed and arrogance brought down the most powerful institution in sporting history.A wild, gritty, gripping, and at times blackly comic story, Red Card combines world-class journalism with the pace of a thriller.Red Card will be a major film, produced by Pearl Street Films, the production company owned by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.